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The Influence of George Soros in the 2016 American Election

You probably saw, if you watch the U.S. television, the pink march movement that occurred in the public streets of the biggest metropolitan cities of the United States, in a protest against some of Trump’s public speeches, especially the one where he states his opinions on women’s rights, hence the pink clothing.

Definitely, not every American is happy with the current state of their country’s elections. Trump won by very few points, and Hillary still had the popular votes.

Some of his decisions are not pleasing the American population, and many powerful people are rooting and supporting the movement, George Soros, the magnate, and philanthropist, being one of them.

George Soros was one of the biggest supporters of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 elections. He did his supporting by donating huge chunks of money to invest in her candidacy against Donald Trump. Her campaign had many funders who were afraid of some of Trump’s public declarations and what he is capable of doing with that much power in hands. George Soros was one of these businessmen, declaring that “Trump is doing the work of ISIS.”

Why is Soros so afraid of the hate speeches of the newest U.S. President? To understand this, you have to go way back and analyze the childhood of the businessman. The billionaire and philanthropist come from a family of Jews, and he was born in Budapest, Hungary. There, he experienced for himself the advances of the Nazi Army against Jews of that nation when they conquered Hungary and were searching for Jewish families all over the territory.

As a Jew in students’ age, George Soros experienced censure in his own skin, and the fear of returning home and not finding his family was something that he felt every day, and same goes for his parents. The lack of freedom of expression hit everyone in the community. Learn more about his profile at businessinsider.com.

Because of this reason, the magnate was frightened of Donald Trump assuming the presidency of the United States. Not because of the new U.S. President roots for Neo-Nazism, but because, during some of his speeches, Trump expresses a profound lack of feeling for cultural diversity. The “Build a Wall” campaign is one of the philosophers around the world’s biggest fear, because of how it makes the American people have that feeling of “pure blood,” a sense that is very detrimental for a world so deep in the globalization.

George Soros, however, lost his bet, and despite investing millions of dollars in the campaign of Hillary Clinton, Trump won the elections. However, this is not the only election that the billionaire has influenced positively, as he was also seen in the elections where he tried to beat George Bush. He is an influential figure in political disputes all over the world, not just in the U.S.

Read more: http://www.investopedia.com/university/greatest/georgesoros.asp

As a philanthropically figure, who is always donating to noble causes and dedicating his time to raising awareness about the importance of freedom of expression, he very deeply wants the world to be diversified and to embrace cultural diversity, be it sexual orientation, race, religion or country of origin. Read his profile at Forbes.

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Bruce Levenson, Former NBA Team Owner is an Accomplished Investor

The NBA competition attracts huge following from fans and fanatics across the globe. Owners accumulate immense profits by the revenue they get from ticket sale and Television viewership. The success achieved by these teams in the past few years has attracted top-notch investors. The year 2015 has experienced rapid increase of the value of NBA teams at an astonishing rate. Currently, the average value of a NBA team is $1.1 billion, while last year value was $634 million. The worth of a single team has increased by 74%. This statistics indicates to be a NBA team owner you must be a billionaire.

Both Mary Lasry acquired Milwaukee Bucks at $550 million since the team was struggling. Steve Ballmer purchased Los Angeles Clippers at a record $2 billion. The sale of these teams revolutionized the market, and price of all the teams is on an upward trend. The NBA league has landed new television agreement and deals.

A group led by Antony Ressler, billionaire equity and investment manager won the rights to operate the Atlanta Hawks team at $730 million bid. The group comprised of Grant Hill, former NBA player and Jesse Itzler, the co-founder of Marquis Jet. Despite Hawks having an impressive record last season, they were lagging behind in terms of attendance per game. The team stands to lose money this season but they are still hopeful the new local and national TV deals will boost its finances. The owners plans to draw attention of investors from the Fortune 500 companies.

Ownership of NBA teams are counted as assets and many owners have become billionaires. Leslie Alexander who owns Houston Rockets and Jerry Reinsdorf, the owner of Chicago Bulls are two proud billionaires. Majority of these super rich club owners have other side businesses and investments. For example, Paul Allen who owns Trail Blazers is worth $17 billion and he is also the owner of NFL’s Seattle Seahawks. The richest club owner is Ballmer is valued over $22 billion and is the 32nd richest person in the entire globe.

Bruce Levenson is a skilled and versatile businessperson. He co-owned Atlanta Hawks LLC, which owned rights to manage Atlanta Hawks basketball team. He is the CEO and President of United Communications Group(UCG). He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Endowed with ability to balance both academics and work, was employed at Washington Star as journalist and pursued law degree at American University law school. Levenson together with his business partner cum friend founded United Communications Group in 1977. The company was started in Levenson’s apartment in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

He is an active philanthropist; he is member of various community organizations that offer humanitarian assistance to its residence. He supports needy children to realize their higher education dream hence served as Washington Chapter of I Have a Dream Foundation president. Mr. Levenson’s family is of Jewish origin, he was born in Washington, D.C and brought up in Chevy Chase, Maryland. When not in office making deals, he will be playing golf or basketball. He loves having a quality time with his grandchildren and adventuring with his wife.